GeekWire Calendar: Meetups

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Ask a Grad: Real-World Advice for Your Career Change

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We've invited a group of Code Fellows' Alumni who are currently working in the tech field to answer your questions about the program, job seeking, and landing a career in tech. We'll be starting off by hearing from our panelists, about their background, what they do now, and opening the door to the struggles and personal success of having a career in the tech field, followed by audience q&a. This panel discussion is open to anyone currently, or even just…

Founders Live Seattle

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an incredible summer evening at Thinkspace as you hang with other entrepreneurs and hear from 5 awesome Seattle startups. Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive…

Partner Power Hour: Cambia – Cloud Migration Strategy for the Enterprise

August 23 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Cambia is leading health care innovation and our cloud strategy helps us build faster, smarter, more secure systems to deliver on our mission to provide person focussed and economically sustainable health care services. About the presenter: Hazel John is an Assistant Director of Technology for Cambia Health Solutions and leads Enterprise Engineering teams focussed on building foundational services used by Health Plan Engineering teams to serve our consumers.

Seattle Public Space: Balance and Equity in Thriving Cities

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an interactive discussion on how public open space can promote balance and equity in the City of Seattle. This discussion will explore how designers can support holistic and systemic solutions that address barriers to equity in the community. We will examine a collection of case studies from local design teams, neighborhood coalitions and city policymakers that seek to implement place-based solutions. Following the presentations, we will expand the conversation through a moderated Q&A emphasizing community-based design approaches…

Business After Hours at Salty’s on Alki Beach

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at August's Business After Hours, held at Salty's on Alki Beach. You're sure to make new connections and enjoy the view! About Business After Hours Enjoy networking in a fun and relaxed environment at Business After Hours. Held in a variety of venues throughout the Seattle metro area, these evening receptions are a great place to meet fellow regional professionals. About our host Give your Seattle event a better point of view at Salty’s on Alki Beach in…

Experiment Management for Machine Learning

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Details: An average data scientist (ML Practitioner, AI expert) spends a significant amount of time designing and running experiments (and waiting for them to complete) This involves one or many of the following: – trying out various training algorithms – doing some feature engineering – changing preprocessing steps to get more homogeneous data – trying out different types of hyperparameters – testing data with different datasets There is a lot that is involved with creating and running experiments, but the…

Intro to Data Science: Predictive Modeling

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

If you’re curious about the field of Data Science, you’ve probably heard the terms “predictive modeling” or "machine learning." In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss the emerging field of Data Science, fundamental concepts in predictive modeling, and work together to implement those in a Python environment. Suggested Experience Level: Intermediate - no previous coding knowledge is required, though some experience with data is a plus What to Bring: Laptop Water bottle

State of Real Estate Blockchain Smart Securities

August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The promise of Blockchain-based Smart Securities is large, instant settlement, easier and faster issuance, lower admin costs, automated complience, and more. So when will we see this exciting future become more the norm for the Real Estate industry? Agenda: 5:30-6:30 PM Networking 6:30-7:30 PM Panel 7:30-8:30 PM Networking Moderator Brock Freeman, Managing Partner of Kirkland Capital Group Panel Sean Hsieh, CEO and founder of Concreit Erwin Park, Founder of OXC Tim Leung, Professor and Director of Computational Finance and Risk…

Cloud City Meetup: Chaos in the Enterprise

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join the former head of the Netflix Chaos and Traffic teams and the Chief Security Architect from UnitedHealth as they walk us through bringing chaos engineering to enterprises large and small. About our speakers: Casey Rosenthal quite literally wrote the book on chaos engineering (https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/chaos-engineering/9781491988459/). Casey was the engineering manager for the Chaos and Traffic teams at Netflix, which as of late 2018 represented 15% of global internet traffic. He is now CEO of Verica, which he founded with Aaron.…

Partner Power Hour: Problem Solving, The Day-to-Day of a Dev

August 30 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

A discussion on the joys, struggles, and overall life of an engineer. We will break down what to expect when transitioning from a student to an employee and what to expect. We will walk through the highlights, lowlights, and contrasts from expectations. This is meant to be for the students so it is intended to be interactive throughout to give the best impact and most feedback from someone who has come from where they are now. About the presenters: Chris…

Talk Tech, Drink Beer, Bring Something Cool!

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come as you are to BI Brewery, have a beer and talk tech, coding, innovation, AI, or IoT with fellow aficionados. If you have a cool project or maker item you want to show us, bring it! Got kids who want to code? Bring them, too!

Partner Power Hour: Life After Bootcamp

September 6 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

So, you just completed a coding boot camp. Now what? This talk will dive into the many facets of life after boot camp, from structuring your own time and setting expectations for yourself, to networking, job hunting, and making the most of your opportunities (even if they don’t always turn out the way you planned). We’ll also touch on the many ups and downs you might experience and strategies to be kind to yourself along the way. About the presenters:…

Seattle Code 101: Explore Software Development

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

Python Final Presentations – Open to the public!

September 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join our community in celebrating the accomplishments of our 401 graduates while also getting an exclusive look at the projects that are created during a week-long development sprint. The group presentations will give you a great sense of the stories and backgrounds of the graduates coming out of Code Fellows, while also providing insights into the skill sets gained over the past 10 weeks. In just 5 days, these students plan, build, and launch an MVP to demonstrate their development…

New Tech Eastside (Womxn in Tech & Allies)

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Our theme for this month is Women In Tech. It’s no secret, companies with more women and more gender diversity perform better than those with less. We’re excited to invite you to learn about the difficulties, successes, and benefits of women in the tech industry, and what we can all do to ensure women aren’t just fully represented, but thrive.

Lakewood Code 101: Explore Software Development

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

Toast of Seattle at the Space Needle

September 24 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Take in Seattle's most iconic view at September's Toast of Seattle. Join us on the SkyLine level located at the 100’ elevation of the iconic Space Needle for a morning of networking, speed dating style! We'll guide you through three structured rounds, where you'll have the chance to connect with other local business professionals. It's a great way to start your morning and broaden your professional network!

New Tech Job Fair

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

If you’ve ever been to a New Tech Northwest event and experienced our vibrant community, then you already know that this is going to be a great job fair. Grab an early ticket! You’ll benefit from meeting companies of all sizes hiring IT professionals, UX + UI designers, data scientists, front end developers, back end developers, graphic designers, database administrators, product managers, project managers, full stack engineers, mobile developers, Python programmers, JavaScript programmers, Ruby programmers, Java programmers, social media professionals,…

Talk Tech, Drink Beer, Bring Something Cool!

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come as you are to BI Brewery, have a beer and talk tech, coding, innovation, AI, or IoT with fellow aficionados. If you have a cool project or maker item you want to show us, bring it! Got kids who want to code? Bring them, too!

Online Experimentation with A/B Testing

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this meetup, Blair will give a quick introduction to online experimentation and A/B testing. To keep the tutorial self-contained, Blair will first give an overview of stats fundamentals needed to understand A/B testing and explain how A/B testing is done in an online business. Blair will also cover some of the pitfalls that are common when running online experiments. Outline: What is A/B Testing? A/B testing on web traffic A/B testing on newsletter and email A/B testing vs. multivariate…

An Evening with Brad Smith (President, Microsoft)

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As the defacto number two at Microsoft , Brad Smith oversees a wide range of issues at the intersection of technology and society, including cybersecurity, privacy, ethics and artificial intelligence. He will be speaking about the topics covered in his new book co-written with Carol Ann Browne: Tools & Weapons: The Promise and Peril of the Digital Age. By Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne Foreword by Bill Gates A narrative told from the cockpit of one of the world’s…

Seattle Code 101: Explore Software Development

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

Spinnaker Summit 2019

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm

Spinnaker Summit 2019 brings together the rapidly growing global community of Spinnaker users – an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence, created at Netflix and used by JP Morgan Chase, Cerner Healthcare, Capital One and others around the globe. Spinnaker has been battle-tested in production by hundreds of teams over millions of deployments. It combines a powerful and flexible pipeline management system with integrations to the major cloud providers. This year’s…

Seattle Code 101: Explore Software Development

01/04/2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

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